Microsoft purchased the popular coder hang-out Github in 2018. Photo: AP

‘Developers’ lives matter’ – Chinese software engineers use Github to protest against the country’s 996 work schedule

  • The post has received wide support from developers, receiving more than 30,000 stars
  • CB Insights study found that burnout was the primary cause of 8 per cent of the 101 start-up failures it analysed
Topic |   China technology

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Microsoft purchased the popular coder hang-out Github in 2018. Photo: AP
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One young couple who work in the tech industry have been trying for months to conceive a child but are too tired for sex on weekdays. Illustration: Perry Tse/SCMP

No sleep, no sex, no life: tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley face burnout before they reach 30

  • ByteDance has introduced a ‘big/small week’ policy, where most of its 6,000 employees have to work Sundays every two weeks
  • The average tenure in Silicon Valley is 3.65 years, whereas in Chinese tech firms the figure is less than 2.6 years
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One young couple who work in the tech industry have been trying for months to conceive a child but are too tired for sex on weekdays. Illustration: Perry Tse/SCMP
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